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Thread #132499   Message #4077735
Posted By: leeneia
01-Nov-20 - 10:24 AM
Thread Name: BS: Language Pet Peeves
Subject: RE: BS: Language Pet Peeves
You're right, Joe. What block is it that blockbusters bust?
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Here's a peeve of mine, but it's not actually language. It's when somebody is leaving, and they point a finger at me and lower the thumb as if shooting me with a gun. Fortunately this fad seems to be over, but maybe it's not over. Maybe since I retired I have managed to exclude people like that from my world.

It was always done by people who live in neighborhoods where a sudden loud noise does not lead to saying "Was that a gunshot?"

Literary note: I remembered this gesture because it was in a detective novel about Spenser and Hawk.
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Mrrzy:   Good points. What does imosho mean? Sounds Japanese.